List of towns in Nova Scotia

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Map showing locations of Nova Scotia's towns
Distribution of Nova Scotia's 27 towns by population

A town is a type of municipality in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia. Towns are incorporated by order by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board pursuant to sections 383 through 388 of Nova Scotia's Municipal Government Act.[1]

Nova Scotia had 31 towns at the time of the 2011 Census.[2] This total was reduced to 30 when Canso dissolved on July 1, 2012 to become part of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough.[3] It was further reduced to 28 on April 1, 2015 when the towns of Bridgetown and Springhill dissolved.[citation needed] It was even further reduced to 27 on July 1, 2015 when the town of Hantsport dissolved. In the 2011 Census, the remaining 28 towns had a cumulative population of 101,747 and an average population of 3,634. Nova Scotia's largest and smallest towns are Truro and Annapolis Royal with populations of 12,059 and 481 respectively.[2]


List[edit]

Name Population
(2011)[2]
Population
(2006)[2]
Change
(%)[2]
Area
(km²)[2]
Population
density[2]
Amherst 9,717 9,505 2.2 12.02 808.4
Annapolis Royal 481 444 8.3 2.04 235.8
Antigonish 4,524 4,236 6.8 5.15 879.2
Berwick 2,454 2,454 0 6.66 368.6
Bridgewater 8,241 7,944 3.7 13.6 605.8
Clark's Harbour 820 860 −4.7 2.9 282.7
Digby 2,152 2,092 2.9 3.14 686.1
Kentville 6,094 5,815 4.8 17.35 351.2
Lockeport 588 646 −9 2.32 253.4
Lunenburg 2,313 2,317 −0.2 4.01 576.9
Mahone Bay 943 904 4.3 3.13 301.4
Middleton 1,749 1,829 −4.4 5.44 321.6
Mulgrave 794 879 −9.7 17.81 44.6
New Glasgow 9,562 9,455 1.1 9.93 963.3
Oxford 1,151 1,178 −2.3 10.76 106.9
Parrsboro 1,305 1,401 −6.9 14.88 87.7
Pictou 3,437 3,813 −9.9 7.94 432.9
Port Hawkesbury 3,366 3,517 −4.3 8.11 414.8
Shelburne 1,686 1,879 −10.3 9 187.3
Stellarton 4,485 4,717 −4.9 8.99 498.8
Stewiacke 1,438 1,421 1.2 17.67 81.4
Trenton 2,616 2,741 −4.6 6 435.7
Truro 12,059 11,765 2.5 37.63 320.5
Westville 3,798 3,805 −0.2 14.39 264
Windsor 3,785 3,709 2 9.06 417.8
Wolfville 4,269 3,772 13.2 6.45 661.7
Yarmouth 6,761 7,162 −5.6 10.56 640.3
Total towns 100,588 100,260 0.3 266.94 375.59

Former towns[edit]

Name Population
(2011)[2]
Population
(2006)[2]
Change
(%)[2]
Area
(km²)[2]
Population
density[2]
Bedford
Bridgetown 949 972 −2.4 3.54 267.8
Canso 806 911 −11.5 5.42 148.8
Dominion
Glace Bay
Hantsport 1,159 1,191 −2.7 2.13 544.6
Inverness
Joggins
Liverpool
Louisbourg
New Waterford
North Sydney
Port Hood
Springhill 3,868 3,941 −1.9 11.15 346.8
Sydney Mines
Wedgeport

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Government Act". Office of the Legislative Counsel, Nova Scotia House of Assembly. June 19, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Nova Scotia)". Statistics Canada. December 18, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Decision NSUARB-MB-10-2" (PDF). Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. January 19, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013.